Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

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da Vinci® Xi ... Advancing Surgery at University Hospital

University Hospital is committed to providing high-quality care to its patients. Achieving this required that we stay at the forefront of technology, which is why we are proud to be the first hospital in our region to have the latest in physician-assisted robotic surgical systems - the da Vinci® Xi. 

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.

The da Vinci® Xi  Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci  System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

For the patient, benefits may include:

  • Significantly less pain 
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Less blood loss 
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • Less scarring 
  • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes

The benefits of the newest version of the da Vinci Surgical System, the Xi, includes: 

  • A new overhead instrument arm architecture designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position. 
  • A new endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved visual definition and clarity. 
  • An ability to attach the endoscope to any arm, providing flexibility for visualizing the surgical site. 
  • Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion than ever before. 
  • Longer instrument shafts designed to give surgeons greater operative reach.

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Learn about the da Vinci® Surgical System through the eyes of the patients.

Procedures

da Vinci Prostatectomy

Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. Among your concerns is: "Will my body function normally following surgery?" Traditional open urologic surgery -- in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs -- has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.

da Vinci  Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.

da Vinci Hysterectomy

Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.

For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci  Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

da Vinci Thoracic Lobectomy

If you’ve been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, your physician may suggest surgery to remove part of your lung (lobe). The operation is called a lobectomy. It can be done using open surgery or minimally invasive surgery.

One minimally invasive surgery option is thoracoscopy, also called video-assisted thoracic surgery or VATS. Doctors insert a tiny camera and surgical instruments into your chest through small incisions. The camera sends images to a video screen to guide doctors as they operate. Another minimally invasive option for patients facing lobectomy is robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgery.

General Surgery

Is a condition in your digestive tract affecting your health and quality of life? When lifestyle changes, medicine or other treatments do not ease your symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery.

Surgery may include: open surgery (through a large incision) and laparoscopy – also known as minimally invasive surgery (through a few small incisions). Minimally invasive surgery can be done using traditional laparoscopy or robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgery.

If minimally invasive surgery is an option for you, ask about da Vinci Surgery.

da Vinci General Surgery procedures: